Codrington/Yambuk Sustainable Communities Fund – Call for applications and grant writing workshop

2 June 2014

The $50,000 Codrington/Yambuk Sustainable Communities Fund is now open and calling for applications from community groups operating in Codrington, Yambuk, Port Fairy, Kirkstall, Orford and Koroit.

Pacific Hydro’s executive general manager for Australia, Mr Lane Crockett, encouraged community groups implementing socially and environmentally sustainable projects to submit an application before 14 July.

“The Fund is designed to support a wide range of initiatives and all local community groups and organisations who require funding should consider applying,” said Mr Crockett.

To assist community groups in submitting grant applications, Pacific Hydro is also hosting a drop-in Fund information session and grant writing workshop, run by Volunteering Warrnambool, at the Port Fairy Community Services Centre on Wednesday 4 June from 5.30 – 8.00pm.

Topics covered during the two hour workshop, run free of charge, include:

  • Funding needs and project proposals, including identifying a need and compiling evidence to support it
  • Writing a grant application, including reading and understanding of funding guidelines and criteria
  • Where to look for funding opportunities

“The drop-in information session and grant writing workshop is an opportunity for community groups to ensure they are submitting the best possible application,” said Mr Crockett.

If your community group is working on a project that supports local sustainability and you’re looking for funding, why not download an application form and the Fund guidelines by visiting Pacific Hydro’s website, contact Remi Gordon on 03 8621 6478 or come along to the workshop on Wednesday 4 June in Port Fairy.